Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion, Jean Crespin edition, 1560 (and remakes)
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[translated from German]
1530 Garamond (Ross Mills for Tiro Typeworks, 1994) probably comes closest, in case someone is looking for a very similar font.
Unfortunately, I miss the long s, which can usually be accessed by alt plus S.
You refer to the roman, right? The italics in 1530 Garamond are quite different.
There might be quite a few (early) digital fonts which misuse unrelated codepoints for accommodating the long s, but it’s a hack and should be avoided. In my setup, alt+S is linked to the single low-9 quotation mark (U+201A). The long s should be included under its designated codepoint (U+017F), and may additionally be made accessible via OpenType features like Historical Forms.
This isn’t the only example I’ve seen of ß replacing ss outside German, incidentally. Porter Garnett’s A Documentary Account of the Beginnings of the Laboratory Press, Carnegie Institute of Technology (effectively a 1927 showcase for the printing school of what is now Carnegie Mellon University) uses it, among a plethora of other crazy uses of alternate characters. It’s a stunning example of the historicist printing style of the period, mostly in handset ATF Garamond. (I’ve quoted his very interesting account of ATF Garamond’s genesis on Wikipedia-he also mentions also badgering poor ATF to give him matching text figures and “Qu” ligatures…)
Has anyone seen any others?